The aim of the project is to analyze all types of factors, which shape decision-making of Czech scientists and researchers who reside occupationally abroad whether they come back to the Czech Republic or not. The project addresses (through questionnaire investigation) those who have decided to return as well as those who have not. It also investigates institutional conditions for welcome back of scientists and researchers on the side of research institutions in the Czech Republic. Secondary analysis of foreign existing programme of the support of returning scientists and researchers from abroad to motherly countries has been performed. The research serves to formulation of proposal for creation purposeful programme "tightening" Czech brains back into the Czech Republic.
Project publications (total 4, displaying 1 - 4)
In order to compete in the global labor market of top-qualified workers, many states introduce various types of targeted policies to improve the migration balance of highly qualified workers.
The study provides systematic overview of the policy tools that are used in various countries to encourage return of scientist and researchers working abroad back to their home country or at least to facilitate the transfer of information, know-how and experience from host countries. The overview of policy tools is supplemented by an attempt to quantify potential target group for such policy – the scientists and researchers of the Czech origin working in abroad.
The article deals with the analysis of researcher emigration from post-socialist Central European countries to the USA in thecontext of the discussion on different approaches to the "brain drain" phenomenon and its forms. The extent and structure of researcher migration from Central European countries to the USA are compared to migration from Western European countries using several data sets.